Trekkers is the name of the additional need children’s ministry at St Saviours. We have a committed group of volunteers who want to share the love of Jesus with children with additional needs and facilitate parents and carers to access the church service. There are three branches that run to coincide with our 10.30am and 6pm Sunday services during term time only. All of the sessions involve fun, activity-based bible themes with craft, drama and individual prayer
Advance booking is essential to ensure a safe ratio of children to volunteers.
Here is a summary of the three branches that the Trekkers Additional Needs has to offer:
Our default wish is for children to be a part of the age appropriate mainstream group. If it is apparent that Inclusion is best for the child, then this is facilitated by volunteers who work to help the child feel included and valued in the group.
During the 10.30 service Adventurers provides care for children with complex additional needs who would not benefit from the inclusion programme. Children of all ages are paired with volunteers according to their individual needs and abilities.
This runs during the during the 6pm service. Trailblazers is mainly for children aged 12-18 with additional needs.